Jan 31, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
2-0
Bordeaux
Ibrahimovic (59'), Alex (88')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Controversial Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal helps Paris Saint-Germain go six clear

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores a controversial opener before Alex secures the points for PSG as they beat Bordeaux 2-0 at Parc des Princes to move six points clear.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a contentious opener against Bordeaux to help Paris Saint-Germain record a 2-0 victory at Parc des Princes tonight.

The result sends the Ligue 1 champions six points clear at the top of the table, but Ibrahimovic's 59th-minute strike should not have stood.

The offside flag was not raised when Lucas Moura collected the ball before squaring for the Swede to convert from close range, although Alex scored late on to largely mute Bordeaux's complaints.

Ibrahimovic's goal, his 26th of the season, was the stroke of luck that PSG, who named new £20m signing Yohan Cabaye on the bench, needed after a below-par performance in the opening hour.

Their first-half display had only yielded a couple of half-chances, both of which were wasted by Lucas, who could also have played in Edinson Cavani on 27 minutes when he instead opted to go it alone.

They required an error from the assistant referee to take the lead as Bordeaux played Lucas offside, only for Ibrahimovic's tap-in to count, and PSG nearly doubled their advantage moments later.

Lucas was again the creator for Javier Pastore, who thumped against a visiting defender from 12 yards.

Cabaye then made his 67th-minute introduction and he came within inches of a debut goal when he struck the post, after being released by Ezequiel Lavezzi's dink over the top of Bordeaux's defence.

The result was secured, and the controversy over the opening goal lessened, when Alex found the net one minute from time, guiding the ball into the corner after a flick-on from a set piece.

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the French League Cup football match against Brest on January 8, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG21173159154454
2Lyon21136249212845
3Marseille21135343222144
4MonacoMonaco21134448212743
5NantesNantes2110471920-134
6Nice219482731-431
7GuingampGuingamp218582326-329
8Montpellier HSCMontpellier2161051814428
9Rennes218492630-428
10Caen2183101422-827
11Dijon217592934-526
12StrasbourgStrasbourg216692435-1124
13Bordeaux2165102331-823
14Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2165102036-1623
15Angers2141072531-622
16AmiensAmiens2164111723-622
17Lille2164111932-1322
18Troyes2163122131-1021
19Toulouse2155111930-1120
20Metz2143141735-1815
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